Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 13:22 Post subject: Remove "activation" requirement for Bullet 2HP?
The Ubiquiti Bullet 2HP currently requires "activation." However, the manufacturer discontinued it a long time ago and stopped issuing any new firmware for it. It is thus no longer a product being deployed commercially, by ISPs who would pay to license software for it, but rather an orphan - just like an older Linksys router. (The same is true of the Picostation 2HP, which uses the same circuit board but with a smaller case and an SMA connector rather than an N connector.) DD-WRT developers: would you consider removing this model from your list of products requiring an activation fee, so that users who obtain these radios secondhand can get a current, stable, secure OS for them and amateur radio operators can use them as mesh nodes? Otherwise, they will most likely wind up in the landfill. It would be a service to the environment to do this.
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Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:08 Post subject: Re: Remove "activation" requirement for Bullet 2HP
Brett Glass wrote:
It would be a service to the environment to do this.
Everything with your sad story was going great until you mentioned the environment. That part you should have left off. Nobody at DD-WRT gives a LIVING FUCK about the environment. _________________ http://188.8.131.52:8015 Streaming Week-End Disco. Station Ripper V 1.1 will do.
Rude and uncalled for. And it's by no means a "sad story."
Amateur radio operators are doing good things for their communities with older hardware like this. Given that the DD-WRT developers are unlikely to get more revenue from licensing the firmware for this hardware (which they are rebuilding with every version they release), they can help by allowing hams to use the software.